One Kroon 2000, Coin from Estonia - detailed information

One Kroon 2000, Coin from Estonia (demonetised 2011)
CoinOne Kroon 2000

The second Estonian kroon currency was introduced in 1992, after Estonia gained independence from the USSR. The kroon was subdivided into 100 cents (senti; singular sent). The one kroon coin was a popular circulating denomination; there was also a banknote with the same value, but the banknote was only issued in 1992 and was rarely used, as opposed to the coin.

This second type of 1 kroon coins was introduced in 1998, when the earlier copper-nickel 1 kroon coins were discontinued due to their similarity to the German one mark.

Coins issued in 2000 circulated for 11 years until 15 January 2011 when they were demonetised and replaced with the Euro, when Estonia joined the Euro currency.

MintMint of Finland Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage15,000,000 (15.0 million), Rarity: C (Common)

The obverse depicts the Coat of Arms of Estonia, consisting of three lions passant gardant (walking to left, facing the observer) on a shield. The date 2000 is divided by the shield.

Obverse Inscription 2000

At centre, the numeral value 1, below that the denomination KROON. Around above, · EESTI VABARIIK · (Republic of Estonia).

Reverse Inscription 1 KROON · EESTI VABARIIK ·
EdgeMilled interrupted, in three sectionsEdge InscriptionNone
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One Kroon 2000: Details
CurrencyKroon (Second Kroon, 1992 - 2011)
Coin TypeOne Kroon, Nordic Gold
SymbolCoat of Arms of Estonia
Face Value1 (x Kroon)
Total Mintage15,000,000 (15.0 million), Rarity: C (Common)
CurrentNo; demonetised 2011
MaterialNordic Gold
DesignerAnts Raud, Arseni Mölder
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size23.3500 mm
Thickness1.7000 mm
Mass5.0000 g
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One Kroon 2000: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsEstonia KM# 35
Schön, WeltmünzkatalogEstland Schön# 26b.1